Online-Workshop: How to develop an effective research funding strategy

Zielgruppe: Juniorprofessor*innen und Nachwuchsgruppenleiter*innen

Content and aim of the workshop
This hands-on workshop explores both the opportunities and the challenges associated with external funding providing essential guidance on how to exploit funding opportunities effectively and mitigate potential risks. Participants will learn how to employ key strategy tools to develop their research agenda, identify a portfolio of funding opportunities to pursue in coming years and manage the grant life cycle systematically to build their resources and capabilities for further career advancement. Overall, the workshop aims to clarify medium to long-term research goals and to develop a road map for achieving them in the individual setting.

Your benefits

  • develop a competitive research agenda,
  • apply strategic approaches to fund your research,
  • design fundable projects for different research settings,
  • identify and exploit funding opportunities effectively,
  • and move from smaller to larger grants.


09:00 Introduction and presentation of participants
Particularities of the German research system
Current trends and developments
Climbing the academic ladder
Exploiting funding opportunities
Types of funding and funding agencies
Understanding the research grant life cycle
Moving from smaller to larger grants

Practice scenarios Finding and selecting funding
From research idea to fundable project
Preparing a competitive grant proposal
One idea – three applications?

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Strategy in the research context What it is and why it is important Reviewing your research agenda

Towards a strategic plan for funding your research
Identifying and prioritising fundable projects
Preparing for a rolling cycle of proposals
Target radar: implementing your strategy

Plenary discussion
15:00 Close

Appointments can be arranged individually for the individual coaching on the following day (12.05.2021)

Methods: This compact, yet highly interactive workshop employs theoretical input, plenary discussions, individual and small group work, experience sharing and expert advice. It is limited to 12 participants and will be presented in English.

Referent: Dr. Thomas Koch, Academic Futures


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